Sunday, June 12, 2011

Absense and Nonsense

Good Afternoon Folks

Sorry for the long absense but life became very busy for me out here in Omaha. I went to the Non-Commissioned Officers Academy for the Air Force. Found out quickly that bringing along my crochet projects was a bad idea. I wasn't able to do any of them while out there with the massive amounts of study materials we were given.

Good News, life is nuts but heading towards a manageable level. My friends and I have a few projects we are coming up with that I hope to be posting the ideas here soon. One idea is a simple for creating 8-bit blanket designs. With 8 bit games, think in blocks......lots of blocks.  Now go look on the web at some of your old favorite games from Atari or the First generation Nintendo games.  Got that picture?  Ok  now go get some grid paper and take that image and put it to grid form. .......     you seeing what I am seeing yet?      There is a whole realm of cool patterns you can create using some nostalgic game references.

To do these things you need to know your basic stitching like single crochet, creating rows, and following a grid pattern. To do such you also need to know how to change colors in the middle of the row so look up the "tapestry stitch".  I found the best lesson on how to switch colors came from the book "Stitch and Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker".  If you can do the above then you are on your way to making cool retro gaming patterns yourself for block blankets, shirts, and whatever your heart is set on.

Go try it!

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